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New character ideas

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by minor muppetz, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Do you have any ideas for any new characters for the upcomming Muppet mocumentary and/ or possible follow-up series?

    Here are some of my ideas, though I can't think of any names for them:

    *A crew for Miss Pigy. I keep thinking that in the mockumentary that Miss Piggy should have a really good, glamourous job, like being amodel or movie star, and she should have her own crew of people, such as a hair stylist, a nail painter (who would probably be unneccessary since Miss Pigy rarely takes off her gloves), a make-up man or woman, and a costume designer. Perhaps these people could work for Miss Piggy at her new job in the mockumentary, and then become part of the new Muppet show, continuing to be part of her crew. And I think they should all speak with accents. One could have a french accent, one could have a scottish accent, one could have an italian accent....

    *A geek/ obsessed fan. He could encounter Kermit the Frog while Kermit is searching for the other Muppets,a dn beg for Kermit's autograph and ask several geek-type questions (such as "Why wasn't Lips in Muppets From Space?" or "Whatever hapened to Gary Chuenga?"). Eventually, this geek would find out that Kermit is trying to get a shwo togetehr, and he could beg Kermit to let him be part of the show, and Kermit would eventually become so annoyed that he would make the geek a deal, where if the geek helps get all of the Muppets to be on the show, he can be a part of the show. This would motivate the geek into looking for all of the Muppets (he'd be happy meeting all of them), and Kermit would get him away from him. At the end, when all of the main characters get back togetehr and ready for the show, the geek shows up with everybody else. I know that Vicki from The Jim Henson Hour was a Muppet fan, but this geek would be more of a geek than a casual fan, and if such a character gets made, I would not want him to look like Scooter.

    *A fellow comedian at a comedy club that Fozzie might work at. Fozzie could get a job at a comedy club, meet a new friend, who is also a comedian, and when Kermit invites Fozzie to be on the new show, Fozzie would ask Kermit to hire this new comedian too.
  2. travellingpat

    travellingpat Well-Known Member

    I actually Like the Geek Idea i think he might be a reasonably good addition to the muppet gang....
  3. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I like the Geek Fan idea too. Great opportunity to reference/represent crazies like us at MC. A lot of jokes for that!
    Not crazy about the comedian friend idea just because I feel it would really take away from Fozzie's role in the whole Muppets universe. Would he be a bad comedian? Cuz we already got one. Would he be a good comedian? Cuz that would make Fozzie look stupid in comparison and it's not as engaging. Fozzie is funny because of his bad jokes. Or because of the things that happen to him during the jokes. Make sense? Just my opinion.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe instead of another cmedian, Fozzie could work at a comedy club and have a co-worker who wants to be involved with the Muppets. Maybe a waiter or waitress, or some other performer (maybe instead of a comedy club, Fozzie could work at a place where anybody can perform).
  5. ZootyCutie

    ZootyCutie Well-Known Member

    Cool! I came up with a character of my own.

    Kikit: She has sky blue skin with orange hair and a small red nose. She normally wears a pink and purple tank top and shorts set with a pink and purple headband and shoes. In the things that I come up with in my head, I think of her as a member of the Mayhem. She mainly plays the tambourine, but sometimes plays acoustic guitar. She is rully good friends with Janice and has a huge crush on Zoot that he is totally oblivious to. She is also rully into sports and is a vegetarian. She can also give Miss Piggy a run for her money with her karate chops.

    Well, what do you think?
  6. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    How about some more new characters for a revived version of "Sesame Street Canada", in addition to Basil, Louis, Dodi, Katie, and Chaos:

    Andre: a red grouch with a small yellow nose who lives in a wastebasket.
    Maurice: a fullbody moose (who moves similar to Snuffleupagus)
    Garret: a brown beaver
    Kevin: a green turtle
    Stacy: a gray-&-white bunny
    Sgt. Hudson: a yellow AM mountie
  7. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    in the old days, I always thought The Muppets needed a monkey or an ape character, but Sal Minella's fixed that :)
  8. ZootyCutie

    ZootyCutie Well-Known Member

    Okay, okay, okay I got another one!

    Milee: She has lavender skin with choppy brown hair and a small green nose. She normally wears a schoolgirl outfit and half-moon glasses. She is a good friend of Kikit and finds Dr. Teeth to be the coolest thing ever. The only problem is, she's too shy to even talk to him.
  9. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    I got other ones:

    The Hippos: The Hippos is a band consisting of four hippos: a pink one on guitar, a yellow one on drums, a blue one on tambourine, and a green one on keyboard. However in their later appearances, three more hippos are added: a red one on saxophone, an orange one on trumpet, and a purple one on bass.
  10. muppetmonster

    muppetmonster Well-Known Member

    I have some ideas:

    Skeeter (Scooter's twin sister)

    A muppet that looks nearly identical to Bert and is as similar to him as Lew Zealand is to Ernie (I am sorry I just love this idea so much)

    A muppet like Herry Monster for "the Muppet Show" (Animal is very much like Cookie Monster, Gonzo is a lot like Grover, and Grover, Cookie Monster, and Herry Monster are all close friends)

    The Kikit idea seems cool (and maybe girl-friends for Dr. Teeth, Animal, and Lips too)

    A child of Oscar the Grouch and Grungetta, or maybe of the Count and his two girl-friends (one child for each of his two girl-friends)

    Ernie's all time missing brother: Arnie (who acts a lot like Bert, but looks just like Ernie)

    A niece for Miss Piggy

    A wife for Waldorf (Statler's twin sister maybe: Henrietta, Anastasia - just few ideas for a name)

    These are as much as I can think of, but I will post if I think of some more.

  11. ZootyCutie

    ZootyCutie Well-Known Member

    muppetmonster, you have inspired me!:D

    Sapia: A female of Animal's race. Looks like Animal except her fur is a lighter shade of pink. Wears her fur in a green scrunchie. Normally wears a red halter top and black skirt that shows her stomach, which has a tattoo around her bellybutton. Has the same wild personality of Animal. Like him, she plays drums, but she plays the steel drums. Loves Animal with her heart.

    Hands: Lips girlfriend. Has green skin and orange slanted eyes. Has black hair usually worn in two buns. Also wears a red dashiki and black gauchos with white shoes. Plays the flute. Unlike Lips, she is loud and carries a bullhorn with her.

    Nurse Tounges: Dr. Teeth's love. Has yellow skin and light brown hair. Usually wears a vertical striped green and black shirt and brown shorts with silver shoes. Normally accesorizes with a blue top hat, blue half sunglasses and two black bangles. She can play keytar. Plus, she has a platinum tooth.

    So, how are these ones?
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That. Is. A. Great. Idea. Just as long as they don't replace The Electric Mayhem as the main band on any Muppet television series (The Muppet Show did have other semi-regular bands besides The Electric Mayhem).

    Two years ago, I first heard the song "I Want a Hippopottomous for Christmas", and thought that it would be great for there to be a Muppet hippopottomous (I'm not aware of there being any such Henson creations). Though in my mind it would be a bit more like Gaffer, Foo-Foo, and Rizzo (in his earlier appearances), being more like a real hippo (walking on four legs and usually being silent), but would often dance and bounce around during musical numbers, and would have facial expressions of a dumb but friendly character (like Beauregard).
  13. muppetmonster

    muppetmonster Well-Known Member

    Zootycutie, your ideas for Sapia, Hands, and Nurse Tounges are great.

    By the way, I suggested a niece for Miss Piggy, also because she could fall in love with Robin: Kermit's nephew.

  14. ZootyCutie

    ZootyCutie Well-Known Member

    muppetmonster, you gave me another idea!

    Swilla Jean: Swilla Jean is Miss Piggy's niece. She has a one-sided love on Robin. She's more rough-and-tumble than her aunt, and she glomps people. Still, she has the same fashion sense and martial art skills of her. She normally wears a blue and yellow track suit with white running shoes. She likes to follow people around and mutters things under her breath. She is just as adorable as Robin.

    Well, here's another one!
  15. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Maybe a few more new Frackles would join the cast of older ones.

    Orange Frackle: He is very similar to Green Hunchback Frackle, but is orange with a red-orange beak and four fangs on his upper jaw.

    Yellow Frackle: He is very similar to Boppity, but has yellow fur, a hot pink beak, and semi-mean eyebrows.

    Light Blue Frackle: He is very similar to Gloat, but is light blue with lime green eyes, and two fangs on each jaw.
  16. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    You're all geniuses.

    An idea I had was for a troubadour, kind of like Cantus, I suppose, who showed up at mysterious times in mysterious places in the Muppet theater. That's about as far as I've gotten, but I think it could be funny.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Few things...

    1 MinorMuppets, there was a hippopotamus character in a Henson production. Her name was Phoenicia, she appeared in Jim Henson's Animal Show aka The Animal Show with Stinky and Jake.
    2 TSF, that band of musician hippos... Was it based on the Hungry Hungry Hippos game?
    3 ZootyCutie, I really like your ideas. Question though, what's a "keytar"?
    And did you mean to say "Nurse Tongues" instead?
    That's probably the one I like the best and automatically saw perfectly in my mind's eye.

    You know... The most prevalent place to find new Muppet characters is in the fanfics other forum members post. Here are some that I've come to know and love.
    Auntie Eleanor, a female version and love of Uncle Deadly found in ReneeLouvier's Sadie's Stories, Book 3: Remembering the Good Times We've Had.
    Wanda the Cat, a calico cat with a beautiful singing voice and is currently married to Rowlf the Dog and expecting their first born in redBoobergurl's Rowlf's 5th Story: The Next Step.
    *Would recommend you read all of Rowlf's Stories and Sadie's Stories in order to get the full history between all the characters.
    Margaret the Frog, Kermit's sister in Together Again's first magnum opus, Swamp Call.
    Jimmy the Frog (Kermit's brother) and Leaper the Frog, Robin's parents first introduced in a short story posted by the forum member Beauregard and referenced to in countless fics after.
    Nora Brandon, a blue-skinned Whatnot with long braided blue hair in Muppet Newsgirl's A Little Knight Music.
    Mabel Mole, a motherly mole and culinary artist with a bit of a tough accent featured in Ruahnna's Kermie's Girl.
    Megan the Frog, and Penny and Zhen-Yi Pandas (mother and daughter) in green stuff's wonderful story titled Once Upon My Heart.

    ZootyCutie, you should rully take your skills to the fanfic storywriting sector, everyone else would love these characters as much as I have with their basic introductions here. Wonder if you'd like to team with me for my Counting Pages where we can come up with some creepy yet crazy Muppet characters. Might even talk to you about your ideas when the time's fright.
    Keep posting, rully want to know more about the female members of the Electric Mayhem and whatever else you've got up your sleeves.
  18. ZootyCutie

    ZootyCutie Well-Known Member

    I did mean to put Nurse Tongues instead. A keytar is a handheld keyboard held like a guitar, with buttons on it's neck to affect the pitch. It's a very retro instrument.
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Lightbulb goes off. Oh! So that's what it is. Like the sort of carry-along keyboard slung on a shoulder strap wielded by Melodia in the old Silverhawks animated series.
    Thanks... Will definitely contact you if interested in working or contributing to my counting Muppetlike creeps.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm not completely against the idea, but if older frackles like Boppity and Gloat need to be rebuilt, and the budget doens't allow for both new frackle characters and rebuilt puppets of old ones, I would choose to have the old ones rebuilt. Or there could be a compromise, and one new frackle could be uilt, and one old frackle could be rebuilt. Heck, I don't even care much for the frackles who were built for the fifth season of The Muppet Show.

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